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From the Publisher"A debut memoir noteworthy for its candor, energy and colorful sketches of life in Cuba...A fresh, authentic account of art, adversity and family.
"An eloquent portrait of an artist as well as a tribute to the flawed but committed parents who wanted a better life for him."
— Publishers Weekly
"Carlos Acosta's trajectory from street urchin to superstar is another astonishing example of the transcendent power of dance. In this brutally honest account of his struggle to reconcile two conflicting worlds, we discover the source of inner conflict that has alchemized into passionate intensity onstage and made him one of ballet's most thrillingly charismatic performers."
— Julie Kavanagh, author of Nureyev: The Life
"The smell and feel of Havana, the joys and dangers of the slums where Carlos Acosta grew up, are among the dominant tastes to be found in this tale. Love of family and love of country — along with an adolescent loathing of ballet — are the anthems running through Acosta's autobiography."
— Time Out London
"The dazzling Carlos Acosta is the Cuban Billy Elliot, a poor kid who triumphed over prejudice and humble origins.... his fascinating recollections suggest that [he] is a tormented genius."
- Daily Mail, London
"Acosta is that rare breed: a superstar whose appeal reaches beyond the rarefied confines of the ballet world. It is not just for his talent that audiences love him, but for the inspiration of his personal history."
— The Observer, London
"Carlos Acosta is the best thing in ballet since Nureyev. What's clear from his candid and moving memoir is that the rich rhythms and climate of his birthplace in Cuba are behind every step he takes."
— Daily Express, London
"The life of ballet dancer Carlos Acosta has all the hallmarks of a bestseller: rags to riches, romance, family tragedy, and a unique insight into growing up poor in Cuba in the 1980s. In No Way Home, Acosta's voice is instantly likeable."
- Financial Times, London